GAPS Diet autism

The GAPS Diet & Autism: Why My Autistic Daughter and I are on GAPS

In Spring 2014, shortly after my third child was born, I read a book which changed my life. Gut and Psychology Syndrome, written by doctor and mother Natasha Campbell McBride, details how central our gut bacteria is to our overall health, and outlines a gut healing diet. For more information on gut health check out this fascinating lecture by Professor Simon Carding at UEA’s Medical School. The book touched on much of my own medical history, and the premise of gut and psychology syndrome (also known as GAPS) made complete sense to me. I knew instantly that I wanted to …

When Sibling Bullying is Destroying Your Family 

When Sibling Bullying is Destroying Your Family 

This is very much the article I’ve been putting off writing. I’m sure there will be a backlash. An air of ‘you shouldn’t have said that…’ I’m tired though, I’m exasperated, and I need these words out of my head. For my own catharsis if nothing else. Every single day, my high functioning autistic eldest daughter Polly bullies her younger brother and sister, and her behaviour is tearing our family to shreds.  People ask me if I think our lives would be easier without autism in it, and my honest answer is: YES I DO! I know I shouldn’t be …